The Harbor of La Rochelle
Artist: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796–1875)
This view of the French harbor of La Rochelle, on the Bay of Biscay, as seen from the second-story window of a house on the Quai Vallin, is composed with the classic order and serenity that Corot drew from his study of Nicolas Poussin and Claude Lorrain. Though painted in the summer of 1851 when Corot was already producing the feathery gray landscapes that brought him his greatest popularity, this canvas harks back to his earlier style in its arrangement of architectural masses illuminated and solidly modeled by sunlight.
Oil on canvas
unframed: 19 7/8 × 28 1/4 in. (50.5 × 71.8 cm)
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Bequest of Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903
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